Sierra Toy Soldier Store Front Displays
In our Los Gatos store we are lucky enough to have 2 large picture windows. This presents an ideal opportunity to display dioramas of the various historic events that our Toy Soldiers represent. Currently the store features a French and Indian War Display, and in the other window a Royal Air Force WWII Display.
The diorama you are viewing was originally created for an American Civil War Display featuring the Battle of Culps Hill, July 2, 1863 and was successful changed to a French and Indian War display.
This diorama was built by our good friend Bill Cleary and his son Ian. We cannot thank them enough for all the hours that were spent creating this and many other Dioramas.
In our store we also have many dioramas and displays built by volunteers, who give up many hours to make the magic happen, why because they have so much fun bringing this hobby to life.
A huge thank you also to Mike Steinrok, Chris Mckenna and Andrew Hall.
Our displays typically last 2 months, the next one that is being created is our Christmas Display which will be installed in November, complete with train and goes live on thanksgiving.
Back to our current display:
French and Indian Wars.
The Battle of Carillon, also known as the 1758 Battle of Ticonderoga, was fought on July 8, 1758, during the French and Indian War . It was fought near Fort Carillon (now known as Fort Ticonderoga) on the shore of Lake Champlain in the frontier area between the British colony of New York and the French colony of Canada (roughly the present-day Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario).
In the battle, which took place primarily on a rise about three-quarters of a mile (one km) from the fort itself, a French army of about 4,000 men under General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm and the Chevalier de Levis decisively defeated an overwhelmingly numerically superior force of British troops under General James Abercrombie, which frontally assaulted an entrenched French position without using field artillery. The battle was the bloodiest of the war, with over 3,000 casualties suffered, of which over 2,000 were British.
To make this diorama we used figures by
John Jenkins and Frontline.
Trees and Ground work by Build-a-Rama and JG Miniatures
Buildings and Stockade by John Jenkins
Hard Work by Bill and Ian Cleary.
Posters, information leaflet by Bill Cleary.
We hope you will have an opportunity to stop by the store and see this magnificent effort in person.
Hope you enjoy.
Owner: Sierra Toy Soldier
Size: 26 items